East London Cockneys & Rhyming Slang

Churchill Room, Wanstead Library Spratt Hall Road, London, England, United Kingdom

A talk by Paul Robbins to The East of London Family History Society Newham & Redbridge Branch Life and events in East London over the last 300 years. The Speaker is a Cockney by birth and the talk describes how the East End evolved and grew massively during the 18th and 19th centuries.  Paul has … Continue reading "East London Cockneys & Rhyming Slang"

Rural Life in 18th & 19th Century England

Churchill Room, Wanstead Library Spratt Hall Road, London, England, United Kingdom

A talk by Michael Holland to The East of London Family History Society Newham & Redbridge branch Michael is a social historian with an interest in agricultural unrest in the 18th & 19th centuries and is currently researching the incidence of acquisitive subsistence crime in East Anglia and links to agricultural unrest. He has worked … Continue reading "Rural Life in 18th & 19th Century England"

Members Evening

Churchill Room, Wanstead Library Spratt Hall Road, London, England, United Kingdom

The East of London Family History Society Newham & Redbridge branch Branch meetings take place every month at Wanstead Library Doors open at 7.00 pm Refreshments are available Visitors welcome … Continue reading "Members Evening"

A Schoolgirl’s War

Churchill Room, Wanstead Library Spratt Hall Road, London, England, United Kingdom

A talk by Mary Smith to The East of London Family History Society Newham & Redbridge branch Mary has spent her career in education, most recently as head teacher of a large secondary school. She has worked also as a freelance journalist, author, lecturer, presenter and trainer. The subject of this talk came about because … Continue reading "A Schoolgirl’s War"

The Thames: Folklore and Traditions

Churchill Room, Wanstead Library Spratt Hall Road, London, England, United Kingdom

A talk by Mark Lewis to The East of London Family History Society Newham & Redbridge branch Mark is a folklorist and has been an active member of the Folklore Society since 1987, speaking regularly at their conferences around the UK. He has a particular interest in unusual local customs and rituals. In 2013 he … Continue reading "The Thames: Folklore and Traditions"